Waratek - Pioneers of Array Computing

By: Waratek  05/12/2011
Keywords: servers

RAIS is a unique combination of hardware and software that is optimized for x86 enterprise applications.

It works with inexpensive, off-the-shelf servers to create a

RAIS Computing Array

that operates at the combined speeds of the individual servers, and with

the combined installed memory.

Creating a RAIS Computing Array is as simple as 1, 2, 3 – Connect, Configure, Run.

  1. Connect up to 16 x86 servers to the RAIS Controller through their gigabit ethernet port. The controller automatically detects the presence of a new server node, and loads the RAIS boot image. No resident OS or local disks are required. Buy new, or re-task existing server hardware- use what’s most cost-effective for your needs.The controller is fully hot-swappable- add or replace individual servers as needed without taking down existing RAIS Computing Arrays. Once connected, RAIS loads a fully optimized JEOS (Just Enough OS) that is specifically tailored to one of several popular enterprise application environments.
     
  2. Configure your RAIS Computing Arrayby selecting the individual servers that will team to work as a Single System Image. An intuitive administrator’s GUI is included with the RAIS Controller to simplify management and reporting tasks.You may select all, or any combination of, attached servers. Servers may be grouped by processing power to create arrays that are optimized to your applications by performance.Your RAIS Array can also be configured to dynamically bring server nodes on or off-line according to load demand through your servers’  ‘Power on LAN ‘ feature.
     
  3. Run your RAIS Array in conjunction with one of the available RAIS Virtual Appliance packages. Simply download an appliance image to the RAIS Controller. The combined image is loaded onto the specified RAIS Array and you’re up and running.

Keywords: servers